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Member Focus: BTHA lead the way on toy recycling circular economy project!

Nationally recognised representative of UK toy industry spearheads research project to mitigate the end-of-life environmental impact of toys, focusing on plastic waste & electrical toy take-back schemes.

Is the UK on track to meet its WEEE recycling target? 2022 Q3 WEEE Collected Data Published

Take a look at the 2022 Q3 collected WEEE data and see how we are tracking towards targets!

Key Takeaways from the Circular Economy Festival 2022

Resource Efficiency Consultant, Charlotte Davies, highlights the key takeaways from the CIWM's Circular Economy Festival

Squire Patton Boggs: frESH Law Horizons

Monthly updates on EU and UK law from the Environmental, Safety & Health team at Squire Patton Boggs

Italian Customs and Revenue Agencies confirm Plastic Packaging Tax deferral

The Italian authorities officially confirmed last week, the suspension of the plastic packaging tax!

DEFRA publish draft Statutory Instrument for EPR as we approach the transition year (2023)

The SI forms an integral part of the upcoming Packaging EPR legislation!

Member Focus: Brainstorm Ltd tackle their compliance obligations and start their sustainability journey!

Leading toy supplier, tackle their compliance obligations and start their sustainability journey...

Nation-of-sale data for businesses newly obligated under EPR thresholds

Businesses obligated under the new lower EPR threshold likely required to report nation-of-sale data

Government publishes response to the Reforms to the PRN/PERN Systems and Operator Approval consultation

The response highlights proposals to the PRN / PERN system that will be introduced in 2024 with EPR!

HMRC provide updates to the Plastic Packaging Tax ahead of the second quarter return

Read some of the most recent updates from HMRC around Plastic Packaging Tax.

Q3 2022 Unverified Recycling Data Release

On the 22 October the EA released the unverified recycling data for Q3 2022.

International E-Waste Day 14 October 2022: Recycle it all, no matter how small!

Recycle it all, no matter how small! Find out where and how to dispose of your small electricals!

Squire Patton Boggs' Autumn Environmental Law and Product Compliance Seminars 2022

Our law firm partner are hosting their ESH seminars this autumn in their 4 UK locations.

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Single-use plastic ban: Welsh Government introduce a comprehensive single-use plastic Bill

Single-use plastic ban: Welsh Government introduce a comprehensive single-use plastic Bill.

ESOS Phase 3 – approaching the qualification date!

We are now approaching the qualification date for ESOS Phase 3, get up to speed with our video!

Net Zero Review: Government Call for Evidence

The government launched an independent review, calling for evidence on their approach to Net Zero!

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Frontloading of Emissions and Net Zero

It is critical that over the coming decade we “front load” actions on emission reductions.

2022 Q2 WEEE Collected Data Published

Take a look at the 2022 Q2 collected WEEE data and see how we are tracking towards targets!

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Net Zero or Zero Waste?

What should we do to help the planet? - Introducing the question Net Zero or Zero Waste?

Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers: A year until Scotland’s DRS goes live – how this will work & where are the rest of the UK in comparison?

With one year to go until the Scottish DRS goes live, get up to speed on how it will work!

The expected reform to the WEEE & Batteries Producer Responsibility Regulations

With the WEEE & Batteries reform consultation currently expected in Autumn 2022, what can we expect?

Single-use plastic bans explained: Scotland’s recent ban & where the rest of the UK are in comparison!

Bans on single-use plastic items, typically for the most littered food and beverage consumption...

Comply Direct host free webinar: Getting ready to support a circular economy!

Are you being asked to do more? Or to demonstrate what plans your business has to reduce its impact!

Climate change event: Plastic or Carbon, which is the biggest threat to the world's oceans?

Comply Direct, host climate change event at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool!

Member Focus: FyterTech tackling their producer responsibility obligations with ease!

FyterTech tackling their producer responsibility obligations with ease...

Customer Focus: Stocksigns Ltd work to create positive social and environmental change!

Stocksigns Ltd accelerate their carbon management strategy!

Strengthening the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS): Government Response

Government publish their response to the consultation on strengthening ESOS - here's our summary

Climate Change - the effect on our climate system!

Over recent years we have experienced extreme weather patterns and this is expected to continue...

Are the SDGs having any meaningful impact on business practices?

The sustainable development goals or SDGs are an interlinked group of goals that target sustain!

Q2 2022 Unverified Recycling Data Released

On 22 July the EA released the unverified recycling data for Q2 2022.

What is Extended Producer Responsibility and how does it impact my small business?

Will you be newly obligated under EPR, find out what you will need to do and how EPR impacts you!

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2022 Q1 WEEE Collected Data Published

Take a look at the 2022 Q1 collected WEEE data and see how we are tracking towards targets!

Beyondly join Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) The Ocean Network

We have joined 250 like-minded brands businesses united in their passion for protecting our oceans!

Comply Direct support children’s charity SELFA at Skipton Pride!

On 2 July, volunteers from Comply Direct spent the day managing SELFA’s stand at Skipton Pride!

Member Focus: BSW Timber Solutions comply with ESOS

BSW Timber Solutions are ahead of the game when it comes to their environmental obligations...

Comply Direct host free climate event for small businesses looking to start their sustainability journey!

The event will take place on Thursday 14 July on Broughton Hall Estate, near Skipton North Yorkshire

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Consultation launched on improved reporting of food waste by large food businesses in England

DEFRA release consultation to improve reporting of food waste in England, share your views!

Scotland release two consultations seeking views on their approach to a circular economy

On 30 May, Scottish government published 2 consultations regarding delivery of a circular economy

Member Focus: Hexcel Composites prepare for the Plastic Packaging Tax

Preparing for the tax allowed Hexcel Composites to quickly understand their liability...

Comply Direct conduct materiality assessment, shaping their journey to become a Business for Good

Comply Direct conduct materiality assessment, shaping their journey to become a Business for Good

This exercise allowed us to focus our ESG reporting on the most significant topics to our business.

Plastic Packaging Tax Update - Liability Start Date

Plastic Packaging Tax Update - Liability Start Date

On 30 and 31 May HMRC announce update to the Plastic Tax!

Comply Direct respond to the recent PRN / PERN Consultation

Comply Direct respond to the recent PRN / PERN Consultation

Our recent response to the PRN / PERN consultation, the aim of the consultation and what comes next!

Comply Direct shortlisted in UK Business Awards

Comply Direct shortlisted in UK Business Awards

Our entry around the Best CSR initiative centres around our ambition to be a business for good

Comply Direct win best Flexible Working Initiative!

Comply Direct win best Flexible Working Initiative!

We are overjoyed to have won the best Flexible Working Initiative in the Employee Experience Awards!

Q1 2022 Unverified Recycling Data Released

Q1 2022 Unverified Recycling Data Released

On 22 April the EA released the unverified recycling data for Q1 2022

Government releases the UK electric vehicle infrastructure strategy

Government releases the UK electric vehicle infrastructure strategy

The key challenges and plans of creating an EV infrastructure is considered within the strategy.

The Environment Agency release final set of packaging recycling information for 2021

The Environment Agency release final set of packaging recycling information for 2021

On 31 March, the EA released the final set of packaging recycling information for 2021

Key report published by IPCC on future impacts of the climate crisis

Key report published by IPCC on future impacts of the climate crisis

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publish major report on concerning climate crisis impacts